21st Century Healthcare: Enterprise education that inspires and prepares health students to be future innovators and leaders

10:00 am - 12:45 pm 28/06/2022

28th June 2022, 10.00am – 12.45pm



Ebola. SARS. COVID 19.

The 21st Century has already seen new diseases and health concerns emerge that have challenged existing healthcare systems. These challenges have shown how new thinking and approaches need to be applied both in service delivery and access to healthcare. Healthcare services will need enterprising and innovative workers who are ready to tackle the health challenges of the 21st century. The NHS is the fifth largest employer in the world and UK universities educate over 400,000 medical and allied health students every year (HESA data 2020/21), who go onto practice either in the UK or their home country. Given the number of students and their potential global reach when practising, universities have a unique opportunity to equip health students with both the clinical expertise and the enterprise skills to be leaders that can effect change, drive innovative practice and have inquisitive and enterprising mind-sets.

This EEUK Exchange Event, delivered in partnership with the University of Nottingham and London South Bank University, will explore and showcase a range of undergraduate and postgraduate approaches being taken to engage health students in inspiring and innovative ways, so they are better equipped for the challenges in their profession. The event will share how these universities are responding in the disciplines of Midwifery, Occupational Therapy and Nursing.

There will be a series of short presentations, a student and graduate Q&A and informal discussions. The event will be of interest to enterprise and entrepreneurship educators and healthcare academics and practitioners who wish to enhance their curriculum and practice.

Delegates will have the opportunity to:

– Extend their breadth of knowledge and understanding on how enterprise education can be embedded in health curriculums
– Hear evidence and good practice on how enterprise education (in curriculum and extra-curricular) has been used with health students in two UK HEIs.
– Learn practical tips and approaches that can be directly used with students
– Be enthused and reflect on current good practice
– Extend their personal networks and to explore opportunities to work together.


  • Amy Pyle, Student Enterprise Manager, London South Bank University (LSBU)
  • Dr Sarah Church, Head of Midwifery, LSBU
  • Tracey Hassall-Jones, Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) Manager, University of Nottingham
  • Anne-Marie Langan, Senior Lecturer Occupational Therapy, LSBU
  • Stacy Johnson, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham


Welcome from EEUK

Amy Pyle (Student Enterprise Manager LSBU): Overview of the national and local motivators for enterprise education in Health, the benefits of ceasing opportunities and good practice of working with academic colleagues and students.

Dr Sarah Church (Head of Midwifery LSBU): Insights into the motivations for threading enterprise education into the new midwifery curriculum at LSBU; sharing examples of innovative practice, including the Midwifery Certificate in Enterprise and the evolving Elective Placement in Enterprise.

Tracey Hassall-Jones (Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) Manager University of Nottingham): How YES facilitates medical and biomedical postgraduates to broaden their understanding of innovation, commercialisation and entrepreneurship as well as developing enterprise skills and their networks. YES has been running for over two decades enabling impact data and benefits to be shared.

Anne-Marie Langan (Senior Lecturer Occupational Therapy LSBU): In recent years OT students have increasingly expressed interest in independent practice. This session will give an insight into how enterprise education is playing an important role in responding to OT students’ aspirations for independent practice and employment in areas of emerging need.

Stacy Johnson, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham

11.20 Break

The speakers will be joined by 2 healthcare students/graduates in a Q&A session, sharing how they have benefited from enterprise input as students.

The final session of this event (12.00-12.45) will be in breakout rooms with the content being curated by attendees.
This will be a great opportunity to share good practice, discuss specific challenges you have, get thorny questions answered and even explore how you may collaborate in this space. Registered delegates will be able to submit topics in advance of the session.

Summary and close


Amy Pyle – London South Bank University

Tracey Hassall-Jones – University of Nottingham

Anne Marie Langan – London South Bank University

Attendee details

Bookings are closed for this event.